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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Paul Harvey Aurandt  

Pen Name: Paul Harvey

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: September 4, 1918 in Tulsa, Oklahoma


Illinois Connection

Aurandt moved to Chicago in June 1944 and lived there until retiring to Arizona.

Biographical and Professional Information

Aurandt, who went by the hame of Paul Harvey, was a Chicago radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks and a newspaper columnist. His syndicated newspaper column was at one time carried in 300 newspapers. His News and Comment was broadcast on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as were his famous The Rest of the Story segments. Over his 57 years on national radio, his programs were carried by 1,200 radio stations, plus an additional 400 stations of American Forces Radio. At his peak, his listening audience was estimated at 25 million people a week. He was called the voice of Middle America and the voice of the Silent Majority. "Paul Harvey was the most listened to man in the history of radio," said Bruce DuMont, president of the Museum of Broadcast Communications and host of the nationally syndicated Beyond the Beltway. "There is no one who will ever come close to him."

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Remember These Things
ISBN: B0007E3R04

The Heritage Foundation. 1952

Autumn of Liberty
ISBN: 1125208244

Hanover House. 1954

paul harvey

The rest of the story
ISBN: B0007EP39M

Hanover House. 1956

Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor
ISBN: 0849905281

W Pub Group. 1985

Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor

Paul Harvey's the Rest of the Story
ISBN: 0385127685

Doubleday. 1977

Paul Harvey is the most listened-to radio personality in America.

Millions of loyal listeners tune in every week to hear his unique blend of news and views.

Now, in Paul Harvey's The Rest Of The Story you'll find eighty-two astonishing true stories of the famous and infamous, the outrageous and the unknown.

Each unforgettable tale has for its startling punch line the wild and wonderful solution to a real-life mystery.

The 1950's presidential candidate who killed a teenage girl.

The governor of New York who dressed up like a woman--at

taxpayer's expense.

The queen whose secret photo collection--if exposed--would shock the world.

The American founding father who kept his wife locked in the cellar.

The best-selling mystery writer who tried to get away . . . with murder!

From present-day shockers to historical puzzlers, Paul Harvey's The Rest Of The Story reveals the untold story behind some of history's strangest little-known facts.

More of Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story
ISBN: 0688036694

William Morrow and Co.. 1980

Paul Harvey is the most listened-to radio personality in America.

Millions of loyal listeners have tuned in to his "The Rest of the Story" broadcasts for their unique blend of true historical facts laced with mystery.

Now, in Paul Harvey's The Rest Of The Story,

you'll enjoy 101 incredible stories chronicling the foibles, passions, and eccentricities of the famous and infamous told in Paul Harvey's unique, inimitable, and unforgettable style.

Here is the startling, shocking, and outrageous truth about the world you only thought you knew. How the world could have spared the menace and heartbreak of Adolf Hitler.

Why the passengers of the Titanic did not have to die.

The real fate of America's most famous outlaws--Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

How the secret career of one of television's most famous faces could change his reputation forever.

How divine intervention saved a Baptist choir from fiery annihilation.

From the scandalous to the miraculous, here are true stories that will amaze and astound you--stories that reveal the mystery behind some of history's strangest facts by daring to tell "the rest of the story."

Destiny: From Paul Harvey's the Rest of the Story
ISBN: 0688022057

William Morrow & Co. 1983

Collects more than one hundred real-life mysteries, culled from the narratives of Paul Harvey's radio program "The Rest of the Story"

You Said It, Paul Harvey!

Paulynne, Inc.. 1969

Selected essays by Paul Harvey from the syndicated TV show, "Paul Harvey Comments."